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Defence of Darwin Experience

5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 9702
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The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important...more
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"military museum"
in 109 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 90 reviews
"vietnam war"
in 35 reviews
"bombing raids"
in 21 reviews
"pearl harbour"
in 34 reviews
"gun emplacements"
in 19 reviews
"australian history"
in 44 reviews
"short film"
in 26 reviews
"second world war"
in 33 reviews
"air raid"
in 20 reviews
"personal stories"
in 19 reviews
"an eye opener"
in 23 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 50 reviews
"on display"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"great insight"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a place that should not be missed on any visit to Darwin. They have kept the history of the all the wars, especially World War2. It's full of amazing information and exhibits. Its great how they have kept there history in tact for...More

Thank Brandi1953
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The virtual reality experience of the bombing of Darwin is exceptional. The displays, 3D story telling along with the short hologram film brings the bombing of Darwin to life for all who visit. I felt the RFDS section was lacking but the hologram film of...More

Thank pirana53
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a very educational experience bringing to life the wartime experiences of those in Darwin. Travelling in the old army vehicle was great fun, and the audio and commentary were excellent. The driver/ host was knowledgeable and professional and punctual. The amenities at the...More

Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly enjoyed this place and I learnt a lot about the bombing. It’s a sad thing to read about but great place to take the kids to show them what has happened to our country and what we can do to re build Australia

Thank petie241
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a great place to get information on the sad history behind Darwin and WWII 1942. The interactive section was great and the short film gave a good insight into what it would have been like on the morning of 19/02/1942.

Thank Simone B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Various multimedia displays. Proves good details and first hand accounts. Out the back are lots of guns, displays, cars and trucks to have a look at. Very shady out back. Cafe very plain.

Thank gracethered
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard excellent reports about this exhibition so made it a must do when we visited Darwin. The layout and quality of the exhibition is world class, a must see for Australians young and old.

Thank Kenjm4150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting to learn about some of the history. The 3D experience is awesome (I couldn't do the full thing as learnt that my fear of heights is totally in the mind). Combined with the Flying Doctors display. Food hall style eateries right next door.

Thank amr100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I'm not a fan of war museums, I enjoyed visiting this museum. There were plenty of interesting interactive displays, historical material and fascinating audio-visuals that dealt with personal stories and recollections of the bombings and attacks on Darwin in WWII. There were also extensive...More

Thank Kristine R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information inside and lots of vehicles and equipment outside. The inside section was well presented visually, however there was often lots of different competing auditory presentations which made it difficult to concentrate on and really listen to the particular audio presentation you wish...More

Thank 1Lea
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flybysts
18 February 2017|
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Response from Norman C | Property representative |
The Museum is approx. 15 kilometres from the wharf and as such too far to walk. Means of transport to the Museum are taxi or tour bus as there is no public transport to East Point
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Barb E
21 January 2017|
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Response from Norman C | Property representative |
Hi The Museum is open from 10am to 3:30pm 7 days per week during the 'wet season' (now until 30th March)
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BarbSydney
30 July 2016|
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Response from JvR-MvR | Reviewed this property |
You could take the hop-on, hop-off bus which goes right past the waterfront. You could also contact the museum. See details on their website: defenceofdarwin.nt.gov.au Hope this helps.
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